Paint Strippers - The Ultimate Hybrid Edition

April 16, 2020

Paint Strippers - The Ultimate Hybrid Edition

Paint Strippers

Acclaimed for his pop-culture iconography with international brands; Lhouette has gained a reputation for the dynamism and physicality of his creative process. Stripping down forklift pallets, hand-stripping wood surfaces plus working with spray paint, stencils, and perspex layers as a character-lead collection was devised;

“Structurally I took inspiration from deficit interiors; broken plaster board exposing wooden beams, in keeping with the industrial aspect that influence a lot of the work. I then started to think about opposing ideas - ‘new and old’ and ‘life and death’ were the original working titles and this is where the theme developed,"
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... strewn across the plaster and firmly in the foreground is chaotic life and messy interpretations. The pop culture references are deliberately ambiguous and even random with some much darker ones too. I liked the idea of contrasting this against the palette background in something a bit more zen, clean, golden and rich”


Stripped Down


Inspired by the tangibility of up-cycling materials as well as absorbed by the influential powers of brand and culture, Lhouette's imagination has born the ultimate in boutique editions, the ‘Paint Strippers’ series. Pushing the creative boundaries of his character-lead collections, each edition features an entirely unique choice of superhero or cartoon character hand sprayed and finished by the artist himself.

Compiled of just 10 pieces plus 5 APs in total, these semi-print, semi-original hybrid works are built directly upon the foundations of well received concept pieces ‘Maximalist Pop Panellist’. Playing with the idea of re-inventing every edition freshly, both titles challenge the concept of a static print as traditionally known in the art world, revolutionising it with so much additional work that collectors can now benefit from a piece that is "as close as you can tangibly get to an original."  


Global Icons & Household Names


Lhouette's hybrid approach to the individual pieces of his ‘Paint Strippers’ collection is an exciting prospect that can only be conjured up from an artist who differentiates himself to create an artwork by daring to challenge the status quo. Lhouette constantly builds upon to his signature use of reclaimed wooden pallets, continually relishing his earlier techniques, the artist also looks to innovate utilising his up-cycled foundations. Each piece is unique with alternating panels and Within ‘Paint Strippers’ alone there are gloss resin coated vintage fabrics, contrasting against the torn decoupage paper with an evocative paste-up vibe. The inclusion of Lhouette's hybrid substructure points to the commitment of an artist utterly determined to provide every collector with such a finely crafted work, that irrespective of print or original it can act as an unequivocal statement piece in any collection or home.


Textures


‘Paint Strippers’ is the embodiment of cultural iconography through the eyes of an individual who possesses a wealth of cultural experience from his many years spent travelling the world as part of the British Navy. Lhouette has carved a truly unique niche for himself in the contemporary art scene with his semiotic mash-up of fashion, art, pop-culture and religion. Brand references and advertising slogans are rekindled and recontextualised to form bold new statements. ‘Paint Strippers’ is no different; beyond the bold characters such as Papa Smurf and Mighty Mouse, look closely and spy subtle daleks amongst rich floral flocking, as well as wild Pows and Bangs. As Lhouette says, “I'm obsessed with colour and texture - it plays an important role in my paintings, acting as a kind of grab line for an audience before hopefully discovering further meaning to a piece.”


Paint Strippers Unveiled


Lhouette has been showcased by Wyecliffe, as his official dealers, for many years. Having hosted sell-out exhibitions and countless sell out collections to an ever-growing national and international collector base to whom his intensely coloured, material based urban artwork captures a fresh zeitgeist. For the first time in three years, Lhouette was in personal attendance at Wyecliffe for a dedicated evening, sponsored by Carbon Funding Consultants; the event saw ‘Painter Strippers’ debuted for the first time as well provided guests with a rare insight into his creative process….

Acclaimed for his pop-culture iconography with international brands; Lhouette has gained a reputation for the dynamism and physicality of his creative process. Stripping down forklift pallets, hand-stripping wood surfaces plus working with spray paint, stencils, and perspex layers as a character-lead collection was devised;


STRIPPED DOWN


Inspired by the tangibility of up-cycling materials as well as absorbed by the influential powers of brand and culture, Lhouette's imagination has born the ultimate in boutique editions, the ‘Paint Strippers’ series. Pushing the creative boundaries of his character-lead collections, each edition features an entirely unique choice of superhero or cartoon character hand sprayed and finished by the artist himself.

Compiled of just 10 pieces plus 5 APs in total, these semi-print, semi-original hybrid works are built directly upon the foundations of well received concept pieces ‘Maximalist Pop Panellist’. Playing with the idea of re-inventing every edition freshly, both titles challenge the concept of a static print as traditionally known in the art world, revolutionising it with so much additional work that collectors can now benefit from a piece that is "as close as you can tangibly get to an original."


GLOBAL ICONS & HOUSEHOLD NAMES


Lhouette's hybrid approach to the individual pieces of his Paint Strippers collection is an exciting prospect to collectors that can only be conjured up from a man who differentiates himself to create an outcome propelled by daring nature. Not only testing in his medium choices as Lhouette constantly adds to his experienced pallet whilst relishing on his earlier techniques, the artist looks to re-invent on his up-cycled foundations that include his trademark wooden pallet panels... The inclusion of Lhouette's hybrid substructure has meant that collectors can now benefit from a piece that is "as close as you can tangibly get from the original."


TEXTURES


‘Paint Strippers’ is the embodiment of cultural iconography through the eyes of an individual who possesses a wealth of cultural experience from his many years spent travelling the world as part of the British Navy. Lhouette has carved a truly unique niche for himself in the contemporary art scene with his semiotic mash-up of fashion, art, pop-culture and religion. Brand references and advertising slogans are rekindled and recontextualised to form bold new statements. ‘Paint Strippers’ is no different; beyond the bold characters such as Papa Smurf and Mighty Mouse, look closely and spy subtle daleks amongst rich floral flocking, as well as wild Pows and Bangs. As Lhouette says, “I'm obsessed with colour and texture - it plays an important role in my paintings, acting as a kind of grab line for an audience before hopefully discovering further meaning to a piece.”


PAINT STRIPPERS UNVEILED


Lhouette has been showcased by Wyecliffe, as his official dealers, for many years. Having hosted sell-out exhibitions and countless sell out collections to an ever-growing national and international collector base to whom his intensely coloured, material based urban artwork captures a fresh zeitgeist. For the first time in three years, Lhouette was in personal attendance at Wyecliffe for a dedicated evening, sponsored by Carbon Funding Consultants; the event saw ‘Painter Strippers’ debuted for the first time as well provided guests with a rare insight into his creative process….

Choosing A Subject

Pop Art and the Urban Art scene are major catalysts for the theme of Lhouette's work. Weaving a rich visual tapestry of mass culture objects has resulted in a quiet confidence and tenacious commitment to showcasing familiar characters in new and innovative settings. Working between large scale external projects and compact mini pieces; Lhouette has crafted a bespoke   His knowledge and choice of characters has ultimately, been a rendition of his tried and tested methods over the years of being a creator.

Spray Painting

One of Lhouette's most distinguishable mediums, the art of spray-painting has always been one of Lhouette's make-or-break details... It has been a trademark feature that has become clear-cut to all other contemporary artists. With it, the outcome achieved is what gives that bold impression of both design and colour pallet.

Refinements

Ever wondered how Lhouette's ideas are kept in such an orderly fashion on surface? As well as an eye for little misfits, the confident understanding of Lhouette's tools, including his scalpel, are what allows the pop-art maximilist to be so pristine in effect. The eye-catching results draws in admirers. Every. Time.

Touching Up

With each Paint Strippers piece unique with alternating panels, layering and character variations, the task of applying hard brush strokes is a naturally, precise activity. The purpose of Lhouette's trusty-paintbrush is 'touching up' on all the well-worked elements that have become trademarks of his renowned, pop-art movement.

Sharing the Vision

The intense play between mass-culture art, raw materials and extravagant detailing has captivated many collectors where Lhouette’s work is now on display in their private homes. Always pushing boundaries, collectors are compelled by the re-inventor's imagination, whose ambition is only growing stronger...


LHOUETTE'S WORDS


Pop art is about the transformation of sentiment imagery through application, I’m interested in brands that are recognisable worldwide. I love the familiar against the not so familiar, being disrupted by exotic language variants such as Astro Boy, a manga batman, or Hollywood actors promoting unheard product on Japanese television adverts its pop transformation outside of the visual arts.


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CHOOSING A SUBJECT


Pop Art and the Urban Art scene are major catalysts for the theme of Lhouette's work. Weaving a rich visual tapestry of mass culture objects has resulted in a quiet confidence and tenacious commitment to showcasing familiar characters in new and innovative settings. Working between large scale external projects and compact mini pieces; Lhouette has crafted a bespoke   His knowledge and choice of characters has ultimately, been a rendition of his tried and tested methods over the years of being a creator.

SPRAY PAINTING


One of Lhouette's most distinguishable mediums, the art of spray-painting has always been one of Lhouette's make-or-break details... It has been a trademark feature that has become clear-cut to all other contemporary artists. With it, the outcome achieved is what gives that bold impression of both design and colour pallet.

REFINEMENTS


Ever wondered how Lhouette's ideas are kept in such an orderly fashion on surface? As well as an eye for little misfits, the confident understanding of Lhouette's tools, including his scalpel, are what allows the pop-art maximilist to be so pristine in effect. The eye-catching results draws in admirers. Every. Time.

TOUCHING UP


With each Paint Strippers piece unique with alternating panels, layering and character variations, the task of applying hard brush strokes is a naturally, precise activity. The purpose of Lhouette's trusty-paintbrush is 'touching up' on all the well-worked elements that have become trademarks of his renowned, pop-art movement.

SHARING THE VISION


The intense play between mass-culture art, raw materials and extravagant detailing has captivated many collectors where Lhouette’s work is now on display in their private homes. Always pushing boundaries, collectors are compelled by the re-inventor's imagination, whose ambition is only growing stronger...


Lhouette's Words


Pop art is about the transformation of sentiment imagery through application, I’m interested in brands that are recognisable worldwide. I love the familiar against the not so familiar, being disrupted by exotic language variants such as Astro Boy, a manga batman, or Hollywood actors promoting unheard product on Japanese television adverts its pop transformation outside of the visual arts.


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